Women’s Rights

When 1199 began organizing hospitals, it quickly became a majority-women union. Since then, few unions have done more to empower and improve working conditions for women. Healthcare contract gains include unique training programs aimed at supporting women, as well as the establishment of the 1199SEIU Child Care Fund — the only such fund in the U.S. labor movement — to help provide working families with affordable, quality child care and youth programs.

When the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) was founded in 1974, members of 1199 were among the first CLUW activists. Our work with women’s rights groups includes staunch support for Planned Parenthood and the rights of women over their own bodies and their healthcare choices..

The 1199SEIU Women’s Caucus holds an annual International Women’s Day celebration that draws union representatives from countless nations and that stands as a powerful and dramatic example of women’s achievements and international solidarity.

Jun 4, 2013
1199SEIU members in New Jersey are mourning the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg, who passed away at age 89 after a long illness....
Dec 8, 2011
1199SEIU members in New Jersey gathered in Newark on December 5 for the ?March and Rally for Jobs, Peace, Justice and Equality? organize...
Jan 1, 1970
In honor of national poetry month we?re bringing you the history of the term ?Bread & Roses,? which was coined in 1912 by labor union le...

LATEST NEWS

  • 1199SEIU and the 1199SEIU Benefit Fund are again making available a free tax prep program to help ensure that working people pay only the ta Read More
  • Boston, Mass. (February 13, 2018) - Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU will raise new concerns about the closing of Excel Center for Nursing a Read More
  • 1199SEIU and the National Benefit Fund is offering free tax preparation to 1199SEIU members and their families so that they may take advanta Read More
  • This week we welcome more than 110 new members from 10 Mount Sinai off-site locations and a City MD urgent care site into the 1199SEIU famil Read More
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  • Victory! Last week Group of “44” and Greater NY nursing home members preserved standards for those who serve our vulnerable and elderly Read More
  • 1199SEIU members joined healthcare leaders, elected officials and public transportation advocates for a press conference at New York City Ha Read More
  • Last fall, just one month after signing a new collective bargaining agreement with 1199SEIU, Loretto Health and Rehabilitation in Syracuse, Read More
  • This weekend some 200 demonstrations around the world commemorated the one year anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington held o Read More
  • Boston, MA (January 22, 2018) - More than 400 healthcare workers with 1199SEIU will soon receive a wage boost to $15/hour as part of an agre Read More
  • New York’s healthcare consumers, providers, health plans and workers have grown increasingly anxious about the future since the October 1s Read More
  • New York, NY -1199SEIU President George Gresham today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent comments about i Read More
  • On Monday, January 8th, nurses and other caregivers braved the cold and held and informational picket in front of Sapphire at Goshen Nursing Read More
  • “Today the Trump Administration ruled to strip nearly 200,000 Salvadorans of the protections afforded to them under Temporary Protected St Read More
  • Goshen, NY-This month, Sapphire Nursing & Rehab at Goshen (formerly Elant at Goshen) is planning on laying off 10 of its Registered Nurses. Read More
  • Today we welcome nearly 100 new Professional and Clerical workers from Bon Secours Community Hospital into the 1199SEIU family. They will jo Read More
  • Union County Sheriff and state Senator-elect Joe Cryan came out in support of workers at the AristaCare at Delaire Nursing Home in Linden th Read More
  • This week, 40 more Northern New York healthcare workers, Home Health Aides (HHAs) at Samaritan Summit Village in Watertown, voted to assert Read More
  • A radio ad released this week by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East urges that Rep. Tom MacArthur vote against the Republican tax bill Read More
  • Boston, MA (November 24, 2017) – Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the follo Read More